donald trump was recently onabc's this week, and he went after chief justice roberts for the way he voted for the fournoble care act, when of course it went all the way tothe supreme court, and the supreme court voted that thefederal mandate was indeed constitutional. let's listen to what donaldtrump had to say about chief justice roberts, and you'll see whohe attacks during his answer.
you know a judge who is atotally underrated and outspoken is justice thomas. if you look at some of thejudges that we have, like on the supreme court, justice robertsended up being a nightmare for the conservatives. ted cruz was the one who reallywant to justice roberts to go on to the supreme court. did you know that? he was pushing him hard.
justice roberts gaveus obamacare. obamacare would have beenterminated twice if it weren't for justice roberts. justice roberts could have andshould have killed obama care. ted cruz is the one whowas promoting him. ted cruz and also jeb bush. but justice roberts was the manthat gave us, and remember he gave us obamacare, almostas much as obama himself. during the initial vote inthe supreme court regarding
ã± regarding the informal careact, justice roberts voted against it, and then laterchanged his vote. that was a big controversyamong conservatives, and remember, chief justice robertswas appointed by george w. bush, and everyone expectedhim to be the conservative justice that would throw theaffordable care act out, but it did not work that way. but understand that that attackwas not about the supreme court, it was about ted cruz.
i did some reading into johnroberts, because this seems like a stupid thing to say. yes, he sided with the liberalsin that specific case do not destroy a medicine acrossthe country, but that doesn't mean he's a liberal. and that vote, that was thesecond time that he had voted with the four liberals tomake a five ã± four vote. 2 times, and he is adisaster as a result. he is also the person who gaveus citizens united, and created
the mess of the campaign financesystem that we have today. has he voted every time how acrazed conservative would want? no. that shows that he at least hadsomething like a heart or brain inside of him, but he is verymuch a conservative justice. when he voted for the aca, itallowed mexicans to rate white women, and muslims also to be raping and killing, ted cruz. i'm surprised that made it tothe senate, that's a weird one.
we should not be in favor ofactivist judges, regardless of what your politicalideology is. i want judges to take a look atour constitution and our laws and make rulings based on that. i don't want liberals making ã± idon't want liberal judges making state ã± making decisions based on their ideology, and i don'twant conservatives doing that either. i hate that we are forced to buythrough private insurers,
but the way that they will andthat, in my opinion, made sense. the supreme courtruling made sense. publicans are angry that theydid not repeal obamacare, sorry, i wish we had somechange when it comes to health insurance in the country. at least they're not allowed todeny you coverage if you have a pre-existing condition. there are some good things thatcame out of it, although i hate the federal mandate.
i don't like the idea of itnecessarily, but i think we mortal like the idea of itbecause we are being forced to buy from private insurance. there is a downside to noteverybody being in the system, and we talked often about therenot being cost controls, that is one of the very limitedkosovo that we have, people not going to emergency rooms andbeing charged far more that then goes to the taxpayerbecause they can't pay for it. it sucks, but it does have goodoutcomes to some extent.
but if that is the only costcontrol you have in place, forcing americans to buy fromprivate insurance, then insurance coming or going tocontinue what they had been doing over the last few years,they will keep raising the gradients, and keep covering less and less of what you need,which i have experienced firsthand. yes, the informal care actachieves some good things, but there is still a major problemit comes to cost control,
especially when you force peopleto buy from private insurance. i think when bernie sandersbecomes president it will be public option. you can't force someone to buyfrom a private company, but you can't force them to havegovernment coverage. i dread having to go to thedoctor, because you just never know what you aregoing to charge. i literally went in because myankle was hurting, so i went to my foot doctor at cedars ã±
he gets paid every time hementions that name. been great foot and ankleclinic over there. i get the foot inserts, wherethey make a mold of your foot, i knew you once. from getting new ones made,they don't pay for it. they send me a thing, where didthis injury happen, who should we go after? it is not an injury,my ankle hurts. did happen at work?
did you get injured at home? it is not an injury! it is every step i've takenover the last six years, because that is how thehuman body works. they would rather pay someoneto fill out a paper, and put it in an envelope and sendit to my house, have my mailman bring it, to askme how was injured. all this bull shit,just pay for it. and pay for it because i'vebeen paying you every
month, and doing everything i'msupposed to do, and you are still not getting thecoverage i need. text by the way, him having abad ankle, if it does not get fixed, then potentially losingwork, those sorts of things can cause lower productivity andhurt the output of a business. it matters that we fixthese things. and that's not a scandal,americans are still paying twice as much for worse healthcare than the rest of the world. that to be the headline on thenew york times every day.
americans still paying twice asmuch for shittier outcomes in healthcare.